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AFCON 2019: Hosts Egypt named six venues for finals

AFCON 2019: Hosts Egypt named six venues for finals.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 hosts Egypt, has named six venues across five cities for the new 24 teams tournament to be played between 21 June – 19 July.

The venues include Cairo International Stadium, controversial Port Said Stadium, where 72 supporters died during the country’s worst violence at a soccer stadium in 2012.

The Egypt Football Association (EFA), also named Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez as part of the venues for the new-look 24-team tournament.

“We had initially proposed eight sites for the tournament but after an inspection by a Caf [Confederation of African Football] delegation, we chose only six,” EFA spokesman Ahmed Megahed said.

The full list of stadiums are Cairo International Stadium, Air Force Stadium, Port Said Stadium, Ismailia Stadium, Suez Sports Stadium and, the Alexandra Stadium.

The Confederation of African Football announced Egypt as host early January after Cameroon were stripped of hosting rights due to delays over their preparations for the tournament.

By Prince Scott African Correspondent, Follow Us on Twitter @football_sierra, on Facebook/Instagram Football Sierra Leone.

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